Some people are born with a great eye for decorating or design. Others learn the skill and are able to apply it successfully. And then there are the rest of us. If you don’t have much of a knack for design, a few basic techniques can go a long way.
Choosing the right accessories and décor can bring a space to life and inject it with some much needed personality. For example, if you use a potted palm in the room, it might give off a sense of relaxation luxury and exclusivity since it may evoke a warm, tropical location. No matter what room it’s in decorate in a mindful manner. Find ways to save space and eliminate waste through accessories that service dual purposes, to avoid clutter in our homes.
As an everyday design for non-experts just looking to make our spaces feel more inviting is easy to do trust me. Match your accessories in similar colors and hues that are already in your space combined with creativity and items you love and ta-da!!! you have yourself a well-designed room. However there is absolutely no rule that says your accessories cannot be an eclectic mix one that makes you think and feel a few different ways at once. You just want that room to feel inviting and lived-in. top decor tips from accent walls to tabletop. From plants to objects and art to lighting, take a look at the most important accessories and tips for arranging them in every room of your home
1. Greenery +Flower = Life and Energy
Who doesn’t crave bringing a bit of the outside in, from a stately tree to tiny succulents and lush arrangements of flowers; we all have a fet-tish for at least one.
How gorge is this green ceiling in this bathroom??
Indoor plants play an important role in interior design. They bring in a living element that is portable, growing, and ever-changing, for a fraction of the cost of a new wall or architectural element. They provide function and form while looking beautiful.
Why not make your living room wall a bowl of pure air???
Plants can add splashes and dashes of color to an otherwise monotone setting. We think of plants as being green, but they are various shades of green to name a few possibilities. Not only do they look nice and add a pop of color, Health is wealth we can all agree to that and who doesn’t want the purified clean air? Imagine plants give you that for free…all you have to do is understand their maintenance thus shop accordingly. if your lazy like me…get low maintenance ones trust no one will notice!
2. Life is like a box of crayons color it!!
We all might have a challenge in adding a pop of color in our spaces whether it’s the rug or art…. Living in a rental where you’re not allowed to paint doesn’t mean you can’t surround yourself with brilliant hues c’mon!!
For anyone out there who’s a fan of coloring outside the lines both literally and figuratively you need to try this unexpectedly edge-y way to add a pop of color.
Beachy” meets “Boho” I can’t stop ogling a Megan Martinez the yellow desk at her boho beach Bungalow.
To add new life to your seating areas, use some new throw pillows in colors that complement the art or wall decor on nearby walls Always go with neutrals for those large pieces which might need you to splurge… sofas, beds, rugs, lamps, etc. You can add color/interest/drama with your art and save by choosing decor accents that are easy, fun and inexpensive.
3. Lighting for function and style.
How do we use lighting to achieve functionality and style in a room? You don’t have to know everything about lighting or spend tons of money to make rooms look light and lively. You do need to know the basics of functional and decorative lighting and how to get help for planning and buying lighting. Placement and type are important, as they work in conjunction with color selections, room size, availability of natural light and furniture selection, however wrong choice of one of these elements will give a total epic for that seamless combination of functionality and style.
From floor lamps and table lamps to sconces and statement-making pendants and chandeliers, lights set the mood in every room. The lighting in a home changes the mood of a room just as it does the perceived size of a room.
Uplift your simple dinning decor with some eye-catching rustic wooden beam lighting that will offer a bold and dramatic centerpiece for the room! And also unconditional linear lighting ,paired with simple, neutral colored walls and furniture for a relaxing and inviting space.
Consider dimmers and lamps in rooms where you want to create a warmer, cozier feeling, and track lighting in spaces where you want the room to feel bright. From a design perspective, do not be afraid to have some fun. Lampshades can be changed, and chandeliers and pendant lights can completely change the energy in a room.
4. Area Rugs for that Warm cozy feel.
Rugs provide comfort, warmth and as a decorative element through color pattern and texture. Be bold and not the same old did you know an area rug can even make the floor feel like the focal point?. And, even better if you do not have dazzling hardwood floors, area rugs are the perfect way to mask less-than-perfect flooring. Rules are there to be broken right guy? Rugs can serve as a focal point can act as artwork for the floor or can create a frame in which to place furniture and define spaces as a soft background feature allowing other room elements to shine.
The area rug in this gender neural nursery draws all the elements of the room together and makes it feel a bit cozier
Be sure to consider the size, color and pattern, fabric and material and style and lastly maintenance if it serves a lot of sheer and tear or in a rarely used room they cannot be cut from the same piece at all..
5. Create centerpieces.
Odd numbers rule is the best when designing a centerpiece. For tables capes, keep it simple if you don’t want too much stuff out, and remember the numbers one and three. You can use one good scale piece or three of the exact same type decor pieces (think succulents in pretty planters, hurricanes [candle holders] or a large metallic bowl). These are easy, affordable centerpieces, whether it’s for your dining room or coffee table, and these can be changed seasonally too.”
Merely having a simple table can sometimes look dull. This farmhouse dining table centerpiece is bomb!! you can never go wrong with greenery…..
When creating a centerpiece for your tables, start with a tray and select three objects of varying heights: a hardcover book or two, a plant, and an interesting object work well together. piece of art hung on the wall.
It helps to have groupings of objects in varying heights, shapes and textures. At the same time, there should be something similar about them, there should be something that groups your items together, but also something about each of them that is slightly different
6. Purpose to have a focal point.
A statement piece helps to anchor the room and can give you a center point around which all your other decor choices can be based. It’s the first place viewers’ eyes should land when they enter the room and it’s the emphasis point around which you build the rest of your design.
Accent walls: Wall that is uniquely done and bold patterned or wallpaper or murals to draw attention.Artwork: A statement piece of artwork or mirror can carry a room by itself. It should be big enough to create that attention which in this case accent lighting should not be forgotten so as to highlight the piece more.Backsplashes: Usually, a tile backsplash in the kitchens or bathrooms either in the shower or behind the stove emphasis on bold pattern is key. Statement furniture: A large, statement piece of furniture can serve as a fine focal point, usually where there is obviously a central piece of furniture in the room for instance the living room or bedroom areas.
The focal point of this room is the piece of art, as there are clear edges in contrast to it and the rest of the dark grey wall surrounding it, and the bright colors stand out in comparison to the rest of the relatively muted.
In this living room the blue velvet couch is the statement piece. It stands apart from the neural palette interior in a big way.
6. Because Window treatments create drama….
For many, window treatments are an afterthought. However, we’d argue that might be a mistake.They are the design element that truly pulls a room together and play a big role in the mood of a room. Likewise, window treatments can be a focal point by adding a pop of color in a room, or as a background, letting your other furniture and accessories take center stage.
These bamboo blinds can filter daylight in a really calming way.
Floor-to-ceiling curtains create drama and a sense of grandeur. Drapes can create an illusion of height. Drapes should start all the way at the ceiling and just kiss the floor,and also create the illusion of higher ceilings with simple floor-ceiling drapes.
Window treatments are one of those room accessories that help create that finished look no matter its function which might be light filtration or for privacy purposes.
*Lets not forget that furniture, rugs, accessories ,greenery and lighting are all part of a bigger picture which work together to create depth, interest, contrast, and personality, hence no limit to how you can play with around your home.